Sunday, 30 September 2012
Posted by Richard Clarke at 07:30
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Saturday, 22 September 2012
Not a great deal to report over the last few days as no trap set, however outside light did attract a few things of interest: Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (18/09); Silver Y, Eudonia angustea, Light Brown Apple Moth, Garden Carpet, Common Marbled Carpet and Square Spot Rustic (19/09); Frosted Orange (20/09). Set MV last night, but it was cold & windy and only seven moths of six species were trapped including FFY Black Rustic. Otherwise, Garden Carpet; Common Marbled Carpet; Lesser Yellow Underwing, White Shouldered House Moth and a Snout.
Posted by Richard Clarke at 15:16
Friday, 21 September 2012
Newport Wetlands 20th SeptemberI ran 2 traps - an actinic Skinner at Uskmouth and the MV Robinson at Redhouse Barns. At Uskmouth I was hoping to catch a Bullrush wainscot and put the trap next to a reen with lots of reedmace. However, I was disapointed this morning. The catch consisted of a Canary-shouldered thorn, 2 Light Emeralds and a Frosted Orange. I had probably left it a little late in the year.
The Redhouse Barns trap proved more successful with 43 moths of 16 species. NFY at this site were Dusky Thorn, Centre-barred Sallow, Frosted Orange and Red Sword-grass. The latter moth is only the 2nd one I have seen of this species. Its a really impressive moth. It mimicks a broken twig and even has the annular rings at the 'break'.
Monday, 17 September 2012
A little late in publishing this, but set MV on Saturday night and trapped 35 moths of 17 species - light rain followed by bats no doubt influenced catch. New for year was Pandemis cinnamomeana (White-faced Tortrix) otherwise species included: Canary Shouldered Thorn; Common Plume; Double Striped Pug; Garden Carpet; Snout (x3); Mother of Pearl; Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix, Common Marbled Carpet, Willow Beauty; Square-spot Rustic and the usual Yellow Underwings.
Posted by Richard Clarke at 14:56
Sunday, 16 September 2012
Saturday, 15 September 2012
Lime Hawk Moth caterpillar was wandering down path in the sunshine - no doubt off to pupate given its colour. Set MV at night until 2am, but it was very cold and there were just 17 moths of 6 species: Light Emerald; Common Marbled Carpet; Setaceous Hebrew Character; Lesser Yellow Underwing; Square-spot Rustic and Barred Fruit Tree Tortrix.
|Lime Hawk Moth|
Posted by Richard Clarke at 03:54
Saturday, 8 September 2012
Not a lot about, but a Feathered Gothic turned up on the outside light the night before last and last night the MV delivered 30 moths of 15 species. Grey Pine Carpet was the only FFY otherwise it was mostly yellow underwings - all now looking a bit tired.
|Grey Pine Carpet|
Posted by Richard Clarke at 06:53
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Posted by Richard Clarke at 16:13
Saturday, 1 September 2012
|Silver Y - one of three in the trap last night|
53 moths of 21 species trapped. FFY included: Chinese Character, Frosted Orange, Chevron, Meal Moth and some immigrants - x3 Silver Y. Also, fresh Angle Shades and a Canary Shouldered Thorn.
Posted by Richard Clarke at 16:27